Added to GoodReads

Added to GoodReads

So I had an idea. My GoodReads to-be-read list is fairly large (way over 100 books) and, to be honest, I can never remember where I heard of most of these. Some I found through other book bloggers. Some have been recommended to me by friends. I’ve decided that instead of trying to figure out where all these books came from, I will keep track using a blog post. It won’t be every week, just whenever I have added a few books. Here’s what I’ve found this week.

  • The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo – Do you remember when I was doing tasks for the Seasonal Reading Challenge Group? This is a book they will be reading together starting in June. There are a couple of other books as well, but this one sounded the most interesting.
  • The Immortal Circus: Act 1 by A.R. Kahler – This one was recommended to me by a co-worker. He saw me reading My Soul to Take at lunchtime one day and asked if I had read this one. Which I hadn’t. Once I saw that it had fairies in it, you know I was on board!
  • Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry – I saw this book reviewed on another blog that I follow, Chrissi Reads. She is a big fan of this author and really enjoyed this book. It’s different from what I usually read, so I thought I’d give it a go.
  • Sara’s Game by Ernie Lindsey – I got this one off of BookBub (if you’ve never heard of BookBub, go check it out now – you’ll thank me later). It’s also a bit different from what I usually pick up, but it looked like a very gripping story.

Have you found any new books this week?

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday for 5/28/15

Booking Through ThursdayBooking Through Thursday is a weekly blog with a different bookish topic every week. This week’s topic: Books Into Film

What book would you love to see turned into a movie?

(Yes, with the understanding that it would be everything you hoped it could be, doing justice to the story, the characters, the writer’s vision, and so on. Not a hatchet-job horror.)

Ugh, this one is so hard!! There are several books I would love to see turned into movies, but I also know that they would be very hard to turn into good movies. My first pick would definitely be The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern. That book is so visual anyway, I would love to see that adapted for the screen. Another would be Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor, mostly because I would love to see how they did the chimera. Lots of motion capture and CGI, I’m guessing.

What books would you love to see turned into (hopefully good) movies?

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday for 5/27/15

www_wednesdays4WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature formerly hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading (now A Daily Rhythm). Three questions, three answers. Go!

What are you currently reading?

A bunch of things, actually. I’m reading My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent. I’m also reading One Good Knight by Mercedes Lackey in an effort to work on finishing that series. I’m also rereading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, mostly because the other two books I’m reading are e-books and I wanted a physical book to read before I go to bed. That and it’s awesome.

What did you recently finish reading?

Most recently, I reread the Splintered series by A. G. Howard. All three books. Yes, I did just read those earlier this year. They had to be read again. They were calling to me, demanding it.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Well, all of the books I’m currently reading are part of a series, so I’ll probably just continue on. That would be My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent, Fortune’s Fool by Mercedes Lackey, and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

Those are my answers for the week! Please leave yours in comments!

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday for 5/26/15

Teaser Tuesday New*looks around*

Wow, blog. It’s been a while. Long time, no see!

*coughs*

It’s a bit dusty in here. Maybe I just need to open a window

Greetings everyone! I have missed you all terribly, however a myriad of things has gotten in the way of me doing, well, a lot of things. Let’s just say that lately I have only had the energy to stare at silly cat videos on YouTube at the end of the day. It’s sad, really. My creative energy has been zapped pretty bad, but I am working to get it back, starting with my blog. Because, like I said, I miss you guys. I miss being a part of this book blogging community. You guys are awesome and responsible for at least half of the books on my TBR at the moment.

Starting off with a nice, relaxing Teaser Tuesday post. Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by MizB at her new website, A Daily Rhythm. Here are the rules if you would like to play along.

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week’s teaser comes from the book we will be reviewing on the podcast that I co-host (Bibliophiles Anonymous, for anyone who doesn’t remember – we’ll be back soon, maybe this weekend???).

My lungs tightened, and an unbearable itch began at the base of my throat. But this time, rather than silently bemoaning the onset of my dark forecast and the imminent death of another classmate, I welcomed it.

My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent (Soul Screamers #1)

I am really enjoying this book, and since I’m about three quarters of the way through at this point, the you-know-what is about to go down! Like I said, we are reviewing this for the podcast, in a much different format than we used to. It should be a lot of fun. I will probably also post up a review here at some point.

Please leave your teasers in comments!